|About the book|
We live in a century where, thanks to the forces of competition and technological developments, practically every industry is now becoming a knowledge industry. The rising expectations of people who belong to these industries - the knowledge workers, knowledge vendors and knowledge customers, who seek improved working conditions, commercial relations and product/service quality ? is actually a force that drives organizational creativity and innovation?
The book draws on global research for insights on organizational creativity. The premise of the book is that in order to thrive tomorrow, we need to create visionaries today who can see and seize opportunities and not be daunted or be petrified by the adversities. We need to better understand the nature of creativity in the workplace and learn to harness it effectively in organizations.
Written by an accomplished creativity researcher, trainer and management consultant, P N Khandwalla, the book focuses on management of creativity as distinct from general creativity. Since the management of creativity involves various collectives teams, departments, associations of organizations, even governance systems, communities and societies, the book takes a wide as well as deep look at creative behavior in an organizational setting in which policies, goals, structures, systems and so forth, call the shots.
|About the author|
Pradip N Khandwalla was educated at Bombay University (B. Com), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and Carnegie-Mellon University (Ph.D.). He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His area of specialization is organizational theory, with research, teaching, and consulting interests in the areas of organizational design, management of excellence, innovative turnaround management, effective management of public enterprises and strategic organizations, individual and collective creativity, and innovation.
Prof. Khandwalla taught at McGill University, Canada, for several years before returning to India in 1975. Since then he has been a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was L&T Chair Professor of Organizational Behavior at IIMA from 1985 to 1991 and then the Director of IIMA up to 1996.
|Table of contents|
1. Management Creativity and its Forms
2. The Creativity Goldmine
3. The Creative Manager
4. Techniques of Creative Problem Solving
5. Creative Encounters and Creative Teams
6. Can Organizations Be Perpetually Creative?
7. Creative Management Practices
8. Design of Organization for Sustained Creativity
9. Inciters of Organizational Creativity
10. Processes of Creative Regeneration
11. The Management of Innovation
Bibliography: Select Bibliography of Books on Management Creativity